Practice
Resolving the most difficult and complex legal issues
specialism
Since 2006, we have been providing legal assistance to business owners, state corporations and authorities, private clients, and non-profit institutions. Our key competencies are support for complex investment projects and resolving complicated disputes, including cross-border lawsuits.

people
90+ lawyers and attorneys in the firm’s Moscow and St. Petersburg offices protect the interests of our clients.

experience
We combine high legal proficiency with the skills of juridical protection of corporations before public authorities. Beyond that, we have unrivalled experience in Russia in the area of Public International Law.

expertise
The main areas of our work are corporate and finance transactions; litigation and bankruptcy proceedings in Russia and abroad; infrastructure / PPP projects and real estate investments; compliance and public procurement; Public International Law and economic sanctions; and private clients and tax structuring of assets in various jurisdictions.

scale
Ivanyan and Partners is in the Top-10 of the largest and most successful law firms in Russia. The total volume of the projects we have advised on over the past five years (2015-2019) exceeds $63 b, and the geographical reach of our work covers 29 countries on three continents.

real estate & investments

Providing legal protection of real estate investments

We lead on large and mid-sized real asset investment projects in Russia and abroad. Legal services rendered range from setting up investment structures in various jurisdictions to advice on real estate transactions, financing, and management. We also advise on subsoil use, land and water rights, territorial development, and industrial and commercial construction, in particular, on the drafting of contracts for construction, design, support to PPP projects, and compliance with environmental and other regulatory requirements. Aided by other firms’ practices, we also assist in the tax structuring of deals with real assets and judicial defence of real estate rights.

Experience

Legal support of projects for the construction and subsequent operation of a gas liquefaction terminal at a port on the Baltic Sea, including a pipeline branch, and a natural gas liquefaction facility for the supply to end-customers in the Republic of Karelia. Total value of projects: ₽43 b+ ($715 m+) (2015-2019)

Assisted a large international investment holding in joint venture projects for the construction of an oil terminal and oil refinery in Kazakhstan and energy infrastructure facilities in Serbia (2013-2016)

Advised a major international gambling operator listed on HKSE on an investment project for the construction and development of a hotel-casino complex in the Primorye Gambling Zone. Potential amount of investment: up to $350 m (2013)

Representing a private investor in the context of a complex project for the construction of a class-A business centre (140 000+ sq. m) in a prestigious Moscow district. Matter value: ₽20 b ($330 m+) (2016-present)

Advised a Russian investor on a development project for the construction of a residential and business complex (100 000+ sq. m.) in the historic part of St Petersburg, including advice on acquisition of land plots and reconstruction of old buildings (2010-2018)

Advising a Russian private investor on entering into a project for the joint construction and development of a multipurpose commercial, business, and residential complex in Belgrade, Serbia. Volume of investments: €83 m (2018-present)